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Pierces Creek SCRATCH – 18th March 0900

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 18/03/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


RACE REPORT AND RESULTS:

The attacks started right from the beginning in a strong A grade field on CCC’s second longest course – only Iron Mike is longer, at 100km. Al Loutitt (Tiffen), Steve Crispin (Ride 365) & Nick Wilson (Ride 365) managed to bridge the gap to Lewis Cressey (ONYA Bike), but Lewis never looked challenged and convincingly attacked within the final kilometre to take out A Grade.
A combined B+C Grade rode a disciplined first half, whilst Brendan Byatt partnered time after time with various other willing attackers going off the front.  Brendan eventually stayed off the front with youngster Dylan Hopkins for most of the race – an effort reminiscent of Dylan’s C Grade criterium win in January, where he attacked solo from lap 1 to win in the end by half a lap! But when today’s B Grade peloton stopped cooperating in the final 15km, Warren Wood found himself with matches to burn, successfully bridging the gap and riding past the two leaders to win B Grade.
Henri Desgrange – widely credited as the original creator of Le Tour de France – once said that his ideal race “would be one where only one rider made it to [the finish]”. He probably didn’t have CCC’s Pierces Creek C Grade race in mind when he said that, but congratulations to Alexander Newman for winning Henri Desgrange’s ideal race!
A combined D+E Grade stayed mostly together for the first 45km, with a couple of riders suffering punctures on the first lap, before a series of attacks and chases over the final 13km looked promising for Viv Rolland and Rainer Wilton, but Kurt Andrews timed his effort perfectly to take the honors at the finish line. VCC’s Jerome Poblete took out E Grade with great enthusiasm, continuing straight on past the finish line, assumingly to ride home, whilst Elizabeth Vuchan took out the Women’s classification.

The next Road Race is Uriarra Roubaix on Saturday 8th April 2017, the same day as Paris Roubaix in France. Thanks to Pushys Fyshwick and McDonalds ACT, the race will be supported by neutral spares vehicles, and prizes will be on the line!
The next Individual Time Trial is on Sunday 2nd of April, on a course which hasn’t been used for a long time for time trial – South of Tharwa.
See you at the next race,
Matt Robertson
CCC Club Captain, and stand-in Race Director, whilst Gordo is on holiday 🙂
A Grade
1 526 CRESSY, Lewis MA 86.1 35.9 2:24:00 CCC
2 714 Alistair Loutit MA 86.1 35.9 2:24:00 CCC
3 346 CRISPIN, Steven MA 86.1 35.9 2:24:00 CCC
4 378 WILSON, Nicholas MA 86.1 35.9 2:24:00 CCC
5 610 MCCOSKER, Andrew MA 86.1 34.7 2:29:00 VCC
6 154 CARMODY, Benjamin MA 86.1 34.4 2:30:00 CCC
7 477 GILLMAN-WELLS, Jeremy MA 86.1 34.2 2:31:00 CCC
DNF 742 Jarrod Hughes MA ADF
DNF 237 Jason Chalker MA CCC
DNF 562 MCNAMARA, Daniel MA CCC
No Chute 74 TOLHURST, Michael MA CCC
B Grade
1 1346 Warren Wood MB 86.1 33.8 2:33:00 VCC
2 139 HOPKINS, Dylan MB 86.1 33.5 2:34:00 CCC
3 964 BYATT, Brendan MB 86.1 33.5 2:34:00 CCC
4 615 DUNSTALL, Matt MB 86.1 33.3 2:35:00 VCC
5 881 BRICE, Michael MB 86.1 33.3 2:35:00 CCC
6 1359 McMURRAY, Rowan MB 86.1 33.3 2:35:00 VCC
7 797 Anthony Newman MB 86.1 32.3 2:40:00 ANU’
10 1382 BRUNATO, Daniel MB 86.1 32.1 2:41:00 VCC
No Chute 720 Chris Sutevski MB VCC
No Chute 703 Matt Robertson MB CCC
No Chute 702 Nigel Smith MB CCC
No Chute 799 Tim Britton MB VCC
C Grade
1 410 NEWMAN, Alexander MC 86.1 33.8 2:33:00 CCC
DNF 310 James Paul Welch MC CCC
DNF 299 THOMSON, Henry MC CCC
No Chute 863 Justin Bolton MC CCC
D Grade
1 1407 Kurt Andrews MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 VCC
2 1432 Viv Rolland MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 VCC
3 277 Rainer Wilton MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 CCC
4 1334 FOULDS, Michael MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 VCC
5 770 Stuart Roesler MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 ADF
6 1395 KON, Chris MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 VCC
7 1492 TILLEY, Owain MD 57.4 33.1 1:44:00 VCC
8 549 WILLIS, Anthony MD 57.4 30.2 1:54:00 VCC
9 948 HOPKINS, Phillip MD 57.4 29.9 1:55:00 CCC
10 146 JORDAN, James MD 57.4 28.7 2:00:00 CCC
11 1347 MUMFORD, Clayton MD 57.4 28.0 2:03:00 VCC
DNF 1429 LOGUE, Ed MD VCC
DNF 749 Mark Aspden MD VCC
E Grade
1 798 Jerome Poblete ME 57.4 28.9 1:59:00 VCC
2 746 Elizabeth Vuchan ME 57.4 25.3 2:16:00 VCC

Course start/finish is 1km West of Cotter reserve

Riders will ride to and turn at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and return to start/finish. Each lap is approx. 27km

MA/B/C and WA three laps
MD/E and WB/C two laps

pierces

https://www.strava.com/routes/4850581

THE COURSE PROFILE CAN BE VIEWED AT THE ABOVE LINK

REGO OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE RACE START AND IS OPEN FOR 45MIN

CCC MEMBERS $10 ALL OTHER ENTRANTS $15

AN AUSTRALIAN APPROVED HELMET MUST BE WORN IN THE RACE

NEW MEMBERS CAN REFER TO THE FOLLOWING LINK TO FIND HOW TO JOIN CCC http://www.canberracyclingclub.org.au/membership/

ALTERNATIVELY A THREE RACE PERMIT CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY FOR $52. WE ARE NOW PAPERLESS AND RELY ON NETWORK COVERAGE FOR NEW MEMBERS TO REGISTER ONLINE VIA https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=14967&OrgID=4912

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DISC BRAKES: The use of Disc Brakes is prohibited at CCC events. Club insurance won’t cover an accident that involves disc brakes. Please read the below quote from Cycling Australia.
“CA’s Tech Reg’s do not provide provision for the use of disc brakes in road races and will not be updated to include them at this time. In the latter half of 2015 and early 2016 the UCI trialled their use in sanctioned events. The outcome of this trial period saw the UCI make a determination not to allow any further use of disc brakes in road competition events. During this trial period CA was not trialling the use of disc brakes in any domestic road event and through the period their use was not allowed according to CA technical regulations and this position remains.”